home security

Best Money Tips: Free Ways to Improve Home Security

Today we found free ways to improve your home’s security, seasonal crafts you can make from items in your kitchen and yard, and simple strategies for saving money on food.

DIY Home Defense: 10 Ways to Protect Your Home From Burglars

Almost 75% of burglaries in the U.S. occur at residential properties. Make these simple DIY home improvements to protect your home and your stuff.

Can't Afford a Home Alarm System? You Probably Already Have One

Home alarm systems can be expensive. A basic alarm system can be hundreds of dollars, but chances are you already own a pretty good alternative.

Turning a cold war spy secret into a cheap anti-theft device

In the days of old, when spies passed messages to each other, they used many hidden messages. One of these methods was to hide the information in a dot of plastic or microfilm about the size of a pin head, and then end a sentence with it. [more]

Lock bumping - your home isn't safe

I heard about lock bumping last month from a friend. I figured it was all just a bunch of hokum. But I checked it out. It's not a myth, it's not an urban legend. Crooks can make a generic key to open any lock, including yours. And it's easy. [more]